Pastor Appreciation

Pastor Appreciation

October – Pastor Appreciation Month – is just around the corner! Now is a good time to consider how your church is going to say “THANK YOU” and show your appreciation for all your pastor does for your church and congregation. Maybe each Sunday...
Not Seen, but Watched

Not Seen, but Watched

A pastor’s wife recently shared how she was overwhelmed with all the jobs and responsibilities she had in her role as a pastor’s wife. She said, “I don’t feel ‘seen’ and yet I know I’m always ‘watched’”. She then added, “Does...
Children in Church by John McKeehan

Children in Church by John McKeehan

Within the tenure of my father’s pastorate — being a tyke myself — I remember the slowest part of a Sunday. The slowest part of a Sunday wasn’t the sermon, nor was it the worship. The slowest part of a Sunday were the conversations my mother and father would get into...
Sabbaticals

Sabbaticals

Does your church provide a sabbatical for your pastor? This is an amazing way for the church to show their love and care for their pastor’s mental, physical, emotional, and family health. Sabbaticals allow them the opportunity to really disconnect from the...
Pastor’s Wives Appreciation

Pastor’s Wives Appreciation

You might not have known this, but March is Pastors’ Wives Appreciation Month.  Maybe you also didn’t know about all the sacrifices your pastor’s wife makes behind the scenes that are never recognized or applauded. The emergency phone call that...
Finding Joy

Finding Joy

“Sometimes you have to let go of the picture you thought life would be and learn to find joy in the life you are living.” That quote really hit home to me. Three years ago, I became a widow. It’s not the life I had imagined when I married my high school...